The Country Music Association (CMA) have revealed that Marty Stuart, Hank Williams Jr. and Dean Dillon will be the 2020 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Stuart will be going into the Hall of Fame under the ‘Modern Era Artist’ category, Williams Jr. will be going in as a ‘Veterans Era Artist, while Dillon will be entering under the ‘Songwriter’ category.
Speaking about the inductees, Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said that she was overjoyed to be able to welcome the three into the Hall of Fame and while the pandemic has put a halt to this taking place at a ceremony in person, she is hopeful that it can bring positivity to the genre.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Dean, Marty and Hank Jr. into the unbroken circle and honour this revered milestone,” Trahern said. “I’m sad we can’t toast this year’s class in person at the Country Music Hall of Fame, but I hope this news can bring some joy and cause for celebration during this time that our world has turned upside down.
“In particular, our hearts are with Hank and his family following the recent loss of his daughter, Katherine.”
In normal circumstances, the CMA would host a press conference in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, but alas that cannot happen this year. However, a formal induction ceremony for the trio will take place, with details on that to come as and when.
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